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Migraines Found Linked to Nighttime Teeth Grinding & Clenching in TMJ Treatment Clinical Trial - Holistic Technologies
Date:1/29/2013

Arlington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

Clinical trial results released January 1, 2013 by Holistic Technologies show migraines were eliminated for the majority of migraine sufferers in the trial by reducing nighttime teeth grinding and clenching through nighttime biofeedback. Clinical trial participants used a wearable biofeedback headband and conditioned themselves to respond in sleep by relaxing their jaw when the biofeedback sound signaled that clenching was detected. The headband logged total clenching time, and reduction in clenching time was found clearly correlated with reduced or eliminated migraines. "These findings are consistent with the MGH brain scans that found that brain structure of migraine sufferers is often noticeably different in the part of the cortex responsible for processing sensory information from the head and face," says Lee Weinstein, CEO of Holistic Technologies.

Modern migraine theory holds that some people’s brains are more sensitive than average to certain conditions, and that for those people, those conditions bring on a migraine. Notably, the brain scan research of Dr. Nouchine Hadjikhani's at Massachusetts General Hospital found that in the migraine-sensitive brain, the part of the cortex responsible for processing sensory information from the head and face is noticeably different than in a non-migraine-sensitive brain. This is the part of the brain that gets flooded with signals from the trigeminal nerve when someone clenches their teeth in their sleep.

Until recently, almost all research aimed at developing ways to prevent migraines or cure migraines has focused on pharmaceuticals. But to consumers, ongoing consumption of pharmaceuticals represents both a contributing factor in rising healthcare
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